Sunday 11 February 2018

The Paper Players 380 - Design Team Card

Lots of you loved our Valentine's challenge last week, judging by the number and calibre of the entries. This week at The Paper Players, it's colour challenge week and Laurie has picked these:

I thought these would make a lovely Christmas card but I'm so not ready to start thinking about Christmas cards yet! From somewhere in my mind came the image of a great big red and white hot air balloon and it ended up like this...

The balloons are stamped onto Kraft with Real Red and I've coloured in and touched up using watercolour pencil and a bit of white gel pen. The edges of the Kraft panel are lightly sponged with Crumb Cake. The clouds are white embossed.

Where do these colours take you? We'd love to see what you make of them. Before you join up with us, there's just a couple of rules to keep in mind.

We'd love to have you join us at The Paper Players this week. Here's a reminder of the rules of the challenge.
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, total. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
Pop over to The Paper Players and see what the rest of the team did.

If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Sale-a-bration is on and there's a new Special Occasion Catalogue out. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

And, of course, you can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand.

Card: Real Red, Whisper White, Kraft (retired)
Stamps: Lift Me Up
Inks: Real Red, versamark, crumb cake
Other: Up and Away thinlit dies, Watercolour pencils, white embossing powder, sponges, white gel pen, dimensionals, 


  1. What a lovely card Jan - I really like the kraft background, it works so well and allows your balloons to pop! Great job with this week's colours.

  2. LOVE those air balloons! The detail in the stamps is great... and they look great in red!

  3. awesome Birthday card! Love how you used the challenge colors.Have a great Valentines Day!

  4. Stunning vintage-looking and the details are amazing! Love it!

  5. A terrific birthday card for a guy or gal! I just love this color combo this week. I hope you're enjoying the beach holiday with family! Hugs, Annie

  6. Jan, this is such a pretty scene! I always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon! A perfect birthday card for anyone! Sending you a big hug! XX

  7. Jan, I am so with you...... I CANNOT make Christmas cards right now.. I'm tired of the snow and cold and just want to feel warm again :-) I love that you took the hot air balloons and put them on a background that wasn't the usual cloudy sky. the card has a vintage feel but with crisp, modern lines. I love it!

  8. Now this is such a fun card, Jan! I love those hot air balloons and the clouds look perfect embossed on the craft!

  9. This is fabulous, Jan! I never would have thought of balloons but you've captured them beautifully in these colors. The kraft lends a great vintage feel and I love how you've colored them. Brilliant!